lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Style; glass: IPA; tulip
22 fl oz x 6.9% ABV = 151.8 / 60 = 2.53 beers * 150 C = 379.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville for $7.99
Aroma: sweet, banana and cloves, some citrusy hops, pine, grass.
Visuals: packaging is beautiful, though screen printing always seems to be coming off the bottle. It gives the brand a bit of crumbly marble style, though I wonder if it’s intentional? Perhaps the most brilliant IPA I’ve ever seen, absolutely crystal clear. Like the final scene in THX 1138, it’s that bright sunlight. Golden, pale, transparent, bright white head, sticky fresh Belgian lace. Carbonation is continuous.
Taste: Delicious, sweet, and hoppy. A great blend, very much in the spirit of Chouffe’s Hobblon Dobblen (sp?). Expertly balanced, nice easygoing maltiness, great hops. Perhaps my favorite new session brew.
Palate: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. A dream of fusion of two of my favorite styles. I hope they develop an imperial of this. Starts very sweet, crisp, middle has a bit of a burn and slight roastiness, finish is hops and bitterness with a salty sweet end note. Amazing.
Overall: In terms of lighter brews and more reasonable ABVs, this is a clear winner, and easily my favorite IPA at the moment, and very much a favorite all around, though my top honor still goes to Mikkeller for Black. I’m going to get more, soon. Stone, just keep them coming, and please consider an imperial version of this.
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faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 29, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lata. Stone.de Berlin. Brewed in Germany. Unclear golden colour, small bubbly white head. Nice fruity hoppy sweet aroma with citrus and wheat. Flavour is sweet hoppy fruity and yeasty with more fruit and citrus, malt, some alcohol. Nice bitterness.
maupie (1016) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl blik.. Helder goudgeel kleur, middelfijne romige witte schuimkraag. Aroma van grapefruit en mout. Smaak is zoet, droog grapefruit, mout en gist. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.
Guruhso (550) - Grindsted, DENMARK - APR 23, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Hoppy. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit and pine with spicy yeasty notes of soap and banana. Crisp hoppy bitterness. Light and watery.
Tinaccio (183) - Milano, ITALY - APR 22, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at the Hawker House, Canada Water, London, UK. It pours hazy cloudy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma is moderate malty, lots of hops, flowers, herbs, leaf. Taste is medium bitter. Body is medium, average carbonation. Nice bitter finish.
popiela (823) - Poznañ, POLAND - APR 22, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Puszka 0,33l. Aromat chmielowy i delikatnie przyprawowy. W smaku podobnie, niezbyt intensywnie. Goryczka do umiarkowanej, nieco alkoholowe.
Vells (1795) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 15, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice refreshing crisp maltiness, light citrus , some floral aspect. Light sweetness with moderate bitterness. Nice balance. Liked it.
allanmb (250) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear light golden with aggressive white head which lasts. Aromas of saaz hops, Belgian spice and a hint of malt. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Taste starts of Belgian with not to much banana but a hint. Then finished like an IPA with some hop bitterness and balance of light malt.
Personal note : a bit too Belgian for my liking
simontomlinson (228) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near white thin head on a lemon coloured body. Sweet citrus fruity aroma. Medium bodied, airy on the palate, sharp on the back. Lots of bitter yet malty flavours. Grapefruit, yeasty, citrus & slightly acidic on the back.
SilkTork (5694) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2017
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml can, filtered, from Tesco. There is a bubblegum quality to this which is attractive - that would come from fast acting yeast, either due to the strain or the heat. Stone says its the yeast they use. There’s a pleasant sweetness. Hops are present all over the place, but not aggressive. The strength is not apparent except in the impact. The thin malt is like a lager, and th carbonation is like a lager.. There is much to like about this, but nothing to get me excited. It’s like a European lager with zesty modern hops and a sweet bubblegum flavour. Odd, but quite drinkable.
bursprak (2843) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 2, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Germany. Clear copper pour with a generous head. Notes of overripe pears, estery, fairly bitter with some peppery notes.